Until recent times, replacing lost teeth typically meant being fitted with dentures. However, as dental technology has advanced, so too has the range of dental reconstructive methods available to an implant dentist. Now, they are not limited to dentures as a method of tooth replacement; dental implants have become a hugely popular alternative, and come with a host of benefits over other methods.
For example, while a person fitted with dentures needs to take care when eating certain foods, those with dental implants can continue to eat whatever they like. Dentures can slip while being worn, potentially creating embarrassing situations or can become uncomfortable if worn for prolonged spells.
Implants help to support the surrounding teeth and prevent tooth shift, which can alter and compromise a person’s bite.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are a permanent solution. Fitted directly into the jaw bone by an implant dentist, by way of a titanium support that fuses to the bone, and topped with a porcelain dental crown, implants provide and restore much of a person’s natural biting strength with no fear of teeth slipping or shifting.
Implants help to support the surrounding teeth and prevent tooth shift, which can alter and compromise a person’s bite. The implant process also negates the need for special adhesives to keep the tooth replacement in place.
Implants, unlike dentures, also do not create any stress on neighboring teeth as they do not require to be attached to other teeth in order to be supported. And they can also help preserve oral health, as the fusing which takes place between the titanium support and the jawbone helps reduce degradation of the jawbone.
And, while dentures require removal and the use of special solutions to keep them clean, implants can be cared for in the same way as natural, healthy teeth by way of a regular tooth cleaning regime and regular visits to a dentist.
When considering methods of tooth replacement, dental implants can indeed boost a person’s quality of life far in excess of any other method and so help keep any disruption to a person’s lifestyle to a minimum.
It’s little wonder then, that with so many benefits, dental implants have become a hugely popular alternative to dentures when it comes to dental restoration.
To learn more about your tooth replacement options in Farmingdale and the neighboring areas, contact the office of Drs. Jeffrey Sender and Scott Russ today.